Easy Cornish Hens

Easy Cornish Hens

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"Cornish hens with herbs cooked in the slow cooker are very juicy and the meat falls off the bone."

Ingredients 4 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 516 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 516 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 43.6 g
  • 67%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.5g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 26.4 g
  • 53%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 152 mg
  • 51%
  • Sodium:
  • 650 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix 1/3 cup lemon juice, melted margarine, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, garlic powder, cumin, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Pour and rub lemon juice mixture over Cornish hens. Mix 1/2 teaspoon thyme, salt, and black pepper in a bowl; sprinkle over Cornish hens.
  2. Pour chicken broth and 1/3 cup lemon juice into a slow cooker.
  3. Place about 1 tablespoon chilled margarine in the cavity of each hen; place hens in the slow cooker. Arrange the remaining margarine cubes in the chicken broth mixture.
  4. Cook hens in the slow cooker on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours.
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  1. 21 Ratings

Crystal D Cobb

Very delicious and tender. I didn't add all of the margarine but it was still very moist and delicious.

Janine Brooks

So incredibly easy to make! Served it Superbowl night wth a steamed brocolli/carrot mix (as a healthier alternative to chips, pizza, etc.) Made a few alterations--use a low-sodium chix broth and unsalted butter, but only half of what was recommended. Use freshly squeezed lemon juice and some lemon zest in the seasoning (rub). Cooked on high for 4-hours, ever so tender.


EXCELLENT just as written.